Another NY resident being tested for coronavirus, bringing total to 10


ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB/WETM) — Another New Yorker has been identified for testing for the deadly coronavirus.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office released this new information on Tuesday morning.

No cases have been confirmed in New York State after the results for seven people came back negative at the CDC, but three peoples’ results are still pending.

The symptoms of coronavirus include coughing, a fever, and a sore throat.

“We encourage all New Yorkers to take normal precautions against sickness, such as regular hand washing and avoiding close contact with people who are sick,” NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said. “We will continue to work with our partners at the CDC and around the State as we assist in any way necessary to ensure the health of all New Yorkers.”

18 News spoke with the Chemung County Department of Public Health Director, Peter Buzzetti, who says they are working with other law enforcement and other agencies taking as much precaution as possible.

“We have also worked with the Sheriff’s office to provide them with face shields and 95 masks in case there was any large scale,” said Buzzetti. “Our preparation efforts have been pretty robust in general and we have really taken whatever limited data we had and be extra prepared.”

No cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Twin Tiers.

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